Vision and Mission


The Dean of Students Office strives to create an authentic and impactful experience with every student and community member

Mission Statement

The Dean of Students Office serves as a centralized resource to advocate for and connect students to both University and community programs, offices, and individuals. The Dean of Students Office and its affiliates focus on cultivating a community where students feel a sense of belonging, think critically, embrace social justice, and encourage participation in constructive dialogue as global citizens.

Core Values

Our work reflects our commitment to uphold the following core values.


Every individual has a vested interest in the well-being of the community, and, therefore, an obligation to stay informed, to make positive contributions, and to offer assistance to those who need our help.


Every person is responsible for the consequences of his or her own actions, and our community is stronger when we contemplate the context of our decisions, and uphold the principles of sincerity, trust, and honesty.


Our community is one in which care and concern for ourselves and one another are of paramount importance, and our words and deeds reflect our appreciation for theory and practice, institutions and individuals, tradition and innovation.


Regardless of difference in opinion or background, our conduct must demonstrate courtesy and compassion, and reflect our recognition of the dignity of every human being.

Lifelong Learning

Each of us is both teacher and student; we regard each moment as an opportunity to share a learning experience with others, and we accept challenges for the advancement of the community as a whole.

Embracing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Because our lives are richer the more we are exposed to a full range of people and experiences, we celebrate human diversity, and strive for the broadest representation of perspectives in all that we do.